Target audience: Veterinary nurses and animal care assistants
In this webinar, we will explore why some cats are more predisposed to developing FIC than others and the common risk factors associated with FIC, such as obesity, indoor lifestyle, and living as part of a multi-cat household.
We will work through not just the clinical signs, but also the behavioural signs associated with cats suffering from cystitis, which will enable nurses to perform effective triage of suspected cases before or upon arrival to the veterinary clinic.
We will investigate the term ‘Pandora’s Syndrome’ and look at how certain stress triggers can cause cats to develop the symptoms linked with FIC. We will also cover what factors might contribute towards a vet to make a diagnosis of FIC, and the commonly prescribed medications used to treat or manage it.
What you will learn:
CPD/CE hours: 30 minutes
About the provider:
Alex qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1997 and has a special interest in feline nursing. Alex has completed the ISFM feline nursing certificate, diploma, and advanced certificate in feline behaviour. Alex is currently studying towards gaining her advanced diploma applied animal behaviour (feline). Alex currently works as a locum RVN and runs her own company ‘The Cat Nurse’ where she offers CPD about feline nursing and behaviour. Alex volunteers for her local Cats Protection branch, helping to raise money for local cats in need. Alex has a particular interest in feline nutrition, behaviour and stress related diseases in feline patients. Alex has been a BVNA Council Member since October 2018. Alex is currently a member of the ISFM Feline Wellbeing Panel.